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National Player Programme (NPP) 16+ Base Coach – Contract for Services

Job Summary

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The performance team is responsible for building a World Class Player Development Pathway. The 16+ Base Coach will work closely with the Head of Performance and the wider performance team playing an important role in the implementation of the Scottish National Player Pathway (SNPP).

The National Player Programme (NPP) is an integral part of the pathway and seeks to support 16+ players who have the potential to compete successfully on the international stage as a top junior/senior player in the UK.

The 16+ Base Coach will support the NPP players in training, working with the other programme leads to create a quality and motivating training environment.

The 16+ Base Coach will co-ordinate the training court requirements for the NPP players oversee and deliver sessions when players at base.

Venue and Company description

Tennis Scotland is the Governing Body of tennis in Scotland. Our vision is “Tennis opened up” and our mission and strategy is aligned with the LTA and focussed on growing the sport by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable. Our plans see; more people playing across clubs and pay as you go facilities; more quality facilities and world class workforce development and coaching; an all year round sport in our communities with tennis accessible to anyone from any background; more Scottish players succeeding at the very top of the game in juniors and on the ATP, WTA and UNIQLO WC tours and see a range of events and competitions to showcase tennis and increase its visibility in Scotland. Tennis Scotland is an ambitious confident organisation engaging with everyone involved in tennis to create investment and growth to ensure a sustainable and healthy future for Scottish tennis.

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Lead on the planning and co-ordination of training courts for the NPP players when at base in Stirling.
  • Lead on the delivery of NPP training sessions.
  • Lead on NPP player IAP’s and the implementation of tracking documents.
  • Support NPP players with the creation of a tournament schedule which compliments their development.
  • Support the SPDC Head Coach/16U National Manager with the design and implementation of National Training.
  • Work closely with SPDC Head Coach/National Manager 16U and wider Tennis Scotland performance coaching team on court programming.
  • Support the SPDC Head Coach/16U National Manager with the transition programme for players who are progressing from the SPDC programme.
  • Support the Head of Performance and SPDC Head Coach/National Manager 16U and Head of Sports Science and Medicine with the selection of players onto the NPP programme.
  • Work closely with the Head of Sport Science and Medicine and support SIS practitioners to ensure players have up to date IAP’s and have a clear understanding of their training on and off the court when back at base.
  • Support the Head of Performance and Head of Sports Science and Medicine with NPP player reviews.
  • Support players at competition agreed in advance with the Head of Performance.
  • Work closely with Head of Performance to ensure NPP players are compliant with anti-doping code.
  • Attend budget meetings with Head of Performance to ensure activities fall within budget.

Candidate qualifications and skills


  • Proven experience and success in a similar role with credible experience.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrating exceptional personal communications skills with proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships and influence
  • Working with 16+ players playing at an international level junior and senior
  • Building and managing relationships of trust and influence with aspiring players, personal coaches and families
  • Using effective communication skills to influence players, coaches and parents
  • Delivering training camps and co-ordinating trips to tournaments for 16+ performance players
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of coaches and practitioners to support the planning and reviewing players’ individual development plans
  • Planning training and competition schedules for players playing on the Pro Tour
  • Experience of working in a performance programme with 16+ players and working as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Managing IAP’s of 16+ Players with evidenced successful outcomes
  • Knowledge of and track record of developing high potential junior tennis players of both genders to the standards required for future international level success
  • SPC level 4 or above and LTA accredited +
  • Up-to-date LTA coach licence including a satisfactory DBS/PVG disclosure
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of player development for 16+ players and the relevant competitive tours
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of how to engage, communicate and motivate young players
  • An understanding of the requirements of running a high performance programme for developing tennis players


  • Playing and/or coaching tennis (particularly in junior age-categories) at the highest levels of the international game
  • Working with IT and video-based systems to provide technical and tactical feedback to players about their performance in training and competition
  • IT literate with excellent written, verbal, communication and influencing skills
  • A knowledge of the GB University and US college system



Job Summary

    Job Summary

  • Stirling Location
  • 05 Jun 2024 Published
  • Performance Coach Listing type
  • 202406057080 Listing number
  • Negotiable Salary type
  • Negotiable Indication of working hours
  • 05 Jul 2024 Closing date
  • To be announced Starting date
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